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Types of Organization

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 WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF ORGANIZATION?

 

A QUIZ.  TAKE THE FOLLOWING QUIZ TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH THE 8 MAJOR TYPES OF ORGANIZATION OF EXPOSITORY TEXT.

On a separate piece of paper copy the letters and then write in the type of structure or organization each set of sentences represents.

 

Types of Structure at the Sentence Level

 

A.  _______________

On Sunday the Super Bowl was played.

There was a riot in the streets in Iran after the recent election.

  

B.  _______________

A telescope is an instrument for measuring distant objects.

A hero is someone who is courageous in the face of danger.

  

C.  ______________

Apathy in voting leads to non-representative forms of government.

If I don’t get this homework done, it will lower my grade.

  

D. _______________

Wounds heal in the following phases:  the lag phase, the fibroplasm phase, and the contraction phase.

Here’s how to make a pancake.

 

E.  _______________

Some people think there is only good science.

There are advantages and disadvantages to power.

  

F.  _______________

We are struggling to figure out how to change health care coverage.

The keys to global warming must include conversation.

  

G.  _______________

There are similarities and differences between the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Football and soccer are both team sports. 

  

H.  _______________

Water is one of our most useful resources.

Capitalism is widely accepted as the preferred economic engine to create wealth.

  

 Click this link to check your answers.  Quiz Answers 

 

 

 

*In the literature, different authors propose different sets of basic types of organization. 

 

*In S.P.O.K.E.S., we focus on what we believe are the 8 major types of organization in expository text: 

  (See SPOKES Teacher's Manual for details.

 

                               ^Event

 

                              ^Definition                         

 

                              ^Cause-Effect

 

                              ^Process/procedure

 

                              ^Judgment

 

                              ^Problem-Solution

 

                              ^Compare-Contrast

 

                              ^Generalization

 

*For each type of organization, we identify: signal words, sentence examples, paragraph examples, and text examples. 

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